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Agnes H. Majilton

January 7, 2010
Lake Placid News
    LAKE PLACID — Agnes H. Majilton, 86, formerly of Lake Placid and more recently of the Keene Valley Neighborhood House, died Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2010 at Elizabethtown Community Hospital.

     Born in Syracuse on Sept. 29, 1923, she was the daughter of Joseph and Marguerite (Hubbard) Hurley.

    She met Edward Majilton while she was attending Cornell University Nursing School. They were married on July 31, 1943 in Middletown.

     Mrs. Majilton had been a resident of Lake Placid since 2005 and had lived with her daughter and son-in-law for several years. She moved to Lake Placid from Arkansas where she lived in retirement for 30 years. Prior to that she had lived in Miami, Fla. for 32 years where she had assisted her husband in their veterinary clinic.

    Mrs. Majilton was an avid reader and a Revolutionary War buff. She especially loved to travel to historic sites. She was a member of the Ladies Adirondack Mountain Bible Study (LAMBS) and attended the Adirondack Community Church in Lake Placid. She enjoyed quilting, jigsaw puzzles and card games.

     She is survived by two sons: Bruce Majilton and his wife Kari of Miami, Fla. and Mark Majilton and his wife Janet of Memphis, Tenn.; one daughter Claire Thayer and her husband Phil of Lake Placid; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one brother Bill Hurley of Seal Beach, Calif; three sisters: Lisa Lewis of Essex Junction, Vt., Ellen Baer of Atascadero, Calif. and Julia Goelz of Portland, Ore.; and many nieces and nephews. 

    She was predeceased by her husband Edward on June 17, 1997; and one brother Dan Hurley.

      There will be no calling hours. A celebration of her life will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 16 at the Erdman Hall of the Adirondack Community Church. Interment will take place at the convenience of the family in Arkansas.

    Funeral arrangements are in care of the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home in Saranac Lake.

     Friends wishing to remember Agnes H. Majilton may make memorial contributions to Keene Valley Neighborhood House in care of the funeral home. Family and friends can also share their memories and sign the online guest book at


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